Mr. Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner
Mr. Mark Wadiak, Asst. Director, Mine Safety Training Unit
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
John Fitch Plaza, PO Box 386
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development coordinates mine safety and health training through the Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health. Various media are utilized in the training presentations, such as video, overhead transparencies, handouts, demonstration kits as well as lectures. The training program includes training to contractors and customers, including truck drivers who enter onto mine property, to make them aware of hazards at mines and procedures to follow while on a mine property in order to decrease the mine accident and mining fatality rate in the New Jersey mining industry.
The Mine Safety Training Unit conducts classes in:
- 30 CFR parts 46 and 48 Annual Refresher Training;
- 30 CFR parts 46 and 48 New Miner Training;
- MSHA Approved Cooperative Instructor Training;
- Accident Scene/CPR;
- Electrical Hazards;
- Powered Haulage Accident Prevention;
- Conveyors and Crushers;
- Explosives Regulations;
- Silica and other Airborne Contaminants;
- Noise and Eye Protection; and
- Metal and Nonmetal Dredges.
The program offers training for small mining operations and assistance with training at large operations in New Jersey.
For more program information contact Mr. Mark Wadiak at (609) 984-0785 or E-mail Wadiak.Mark@dol.gov.